Buy Back program at Best Buy will be Free – limited time only

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If you watched the Superbowl last night, you may have seen Ozzy and Justin Beiber pitching the new Best Buy “Buy Back” program (which has nothing to do with Ozzy and Beiber in the same room…sigh).

The Buy Back option will be free for a limited time, but it will cost you to down the road to have it as an option when upgrading your device. This is a great idea for those of us who are getting hosed from our carriers 24 month upgrade plan. You’ll be able to get a discount towards a new device, the discount amount depends on how long you’ve had your current (out-dated) device as follows;

  • For the first six months you can get 50% of the retail cost
  • 6-12 months will give you 40% back
  • 12-18 months 30%
  • 20% between months 18 and 24.

There you have it, pretty good deals from Best Buy, as always. Again, this is free right now, but won’t be down the road. Get more information at our source link below.

[via Best Buy]

Ozzy and Bieber mock each other, want to know how many G’s you have

What’s better than seeing the Prince of Darkness make fun of current pop? How about getting Justin Bieber to get in on it and make fun of himself? While It’s not strictly an Android commercial, Best Buy took a stab at the teen heart-throb during the Super Bowl yesterday, in what will, I’m sure, be voted as one of the top spots. It’s full of mocking the rate of advancement in the mobile world, with talk of 4G, 5G, 6G, and beyond.

Be sure to hit the break to check out the commercial for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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Accessories for Thunderbolt and Inspire Making Appearances at Best Buy

Best Buy, always among the first to have accessories for new mobile devices as they roll out, has started selling cases dedicated to the Thunderbolt and the Inspire. We know the Inspire will be going on sale next week, for sure. The Thunderbolt doesn’t have an official street date yet, but we know it’s supposedly available for pre-order today. We’re eager to see these new phones roll out, further bolstering Android’s monopoly on the 4G market. And we’re not surprised to see Best Buy leading the charge on getting these devices, and their accessories, in your hands as quickly as possible.

[via AC]

HTC Thunderbolt Available Now For Pre-Order at Best Buy, for $50

We’ve been expecting to see the HTC Thunderbolt available soon, and Best Buy’s circular ad is teasing of the $50 pre-order, starting today. DISCLAIMER: I went through the online ads, and didn’t find it myself, but these ads are still tied to locations. Android Central found it this morning, though, and said that for $50 you can now pre-order the HTC Thunderbolt. Check the online ads yourself, or contact your local Best Buy for more information, and let us know in the comments if you get your name on one!

[via Best Buy by way of Android Central]

Best Buy store confirms launch dates for Thunderbolt, Xoom?

Well, I’m not sure how credible a source the Grand Rapids South Best Buy Facebook page, but they have it from the highest authority that the HTC Thunderbolt is dropping on Valentines Day with the Xoom following up on the 24th.

This is news that has been talked about for a little bit, but nevertheless I think by now we can fully expect to see both of these devices landing before the end of the month. Stay tuned.

[via AC]

Pre-Order HTC Thunderbolt at Best Buy Soon?

Android Central got their has gotten their hands on a Best Buy circular ad teasing that the HTC Thunderbolt may be available for pre-order very soon. A $50-dollar deposit is required, and no firm release date is mentioned in the ad. Rumors have been flying about a release date of either the 14th or the 24th, but Verizon has told us that we’d see it sooner than we expected. My money’s on a Valentine’s Day launch, personally. If you’ve been looking to pick up this phone, keep an eye on your local Best Buy, or stay tuned right here, we’ll let you know when it’s available for pre-order and for sale.

[via Android Central]

Motorola Xoom expected to be released on Feb 17th at Best Buy for $700

Like other tablets before it, the Motorola Xoom is looking to make it’s sale debut over at Best Buy on the 17th of February, according to Engadget.  Details show that the pricing appears to be starting out at a steep $700 buckaroos with 32GB onboard.  This puts it in the price range of the original 32GB 3G  iPad which costs $730.
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Best Buy Mobile Kicks off Presale of Evo Shift 4G Beginning Jan 6

The HTC Evo Shift 4G has been one of the phones that we here at TalkAndroid have been most excited about. In fact, we were talking about it just earlier today, if you need a refresher. It’s been announced to have a solid street date of January 9, but Best Buy Mobile is going to make it available a little bit sooner than that. Best Buy Rewards members will be able to pick one up this Thursday, Jan 6, for $150. This is a great price on a very capable phone, and any Sprint customer looking to upgrade soon should definitely consider this phone.

“Our customers really responded well to the original HTC EVO 4G and we expect the same for the Shift, especially for our Reward Zone customers. This is a great opportunity for our most loyal customers to be the first people in the country to get the HTC EVO Shift 4G.”
– Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile.

Those of you eagerly waiting to get your hands on this phone (and I’m sure you’re out there) won’t have to wait much longer. Get your Best Buy Rewards card if you don’t already have one, and go out this Thursday and pick one up. Be sure and let us know in the comments what you think!

[via Best Buy]

Best Buy reportedly unable to activate Nexus S T-Mobile lines, forcing customers to pay full retail price?

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The folks over at BGR are reporting that Best Buy’s ability to activate T-Mobile lines for the Nexus S is down, and has been for nearly a week. Now because of this little snafu, some customers have been complaining that Best Buy’s only answer is to make the customers purchase the phone for the full retail price unlocked.

This story has not been fully confirmed yet, and until a formal statement or some additional evidence becomes available, we’re placing this one in the rumor column. If any of you have run into this problem, please leave us a comment below and share your story. Stay tuned.

[via BGR]

Best Buy Stocking more HTC Evo Shift 4G accessories

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A few days ago we started noticing that Best Buy was stocking items with the chosen name Sprint Evo Shift 4G on the accessory packaging, and it looks like Best Buy may be stocking up on accessories again bearing the same name. This may be a gear up for a January 9th 2011 launch date as leaked by RadioShack a couple days ago, but regardless, they are getting ready for it soon. Just need to wait it out a few days, and I’m sure we’ll hear an official date from Sprint and HTC.

[via Android Central]